§ 2703.  Assault by prisoner.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person who is confined in or
     committed to any local or county detention facility, jail or
     prison or any State penal or correctional institution or other
     State penal or correctional facility located in this
     Commonwealth is guilty of a felony of the second degree if he,
     while so confined or committed or while undergoing
     transportation to or from such an institution or facility in or
     to which he was confined or committed intentionally or
     knowingly, commits an assault upon another with a deadly weapon
     or instrument, or by any means or force likely to produce
     serious bodily injury. A person is guilty of this offense if he
     intentionally or knowingly causes another to come into contact
     with blood, seminal fluid, saliva, urine or feces by throwing,
     tossing, spitting or expelling such fluid or material when, at
     the time of the offense, the person knew, had reason to know,
     should have known or believed such fluid or material to have
     been obtained from an individual, including the person charged
     under this section, infected by a communicable disease,
     including, but not limited to, human immunodeficiency virus
     (HIV) or hepatitis B.
        (b)  Consecutive sentences.--The court shall order that any
     sentence imposed for a violation of subsection (a), or any
     sentence imposed for a violation of section 2702(a) (relating to
     aggravated assault) where the victim is a detention facility or
     correctional facility employee, be served consecutively with the
     person's current sentence.
     (Dec. 10, 1974, P.L.810, No.268; Feb. 18, 1998, P.L.102, No.19,
     eff. imd.)

        Cross References.  Section 2703 is referred to in section
     6105 of this title; section 9802 of Title 42 (Judiciary and
     Judicial Procedure); section 7122 of Title 61 (Prisons and